Interior Design

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition

For the sixth year, a Villa Maria College interior design student has taken a top spot in the ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition. Jamie Wesolowski’s healthcare design for Roswell Park’s Pediatric Infusion Center was submitted into the Junior/Senior Level Design Category. Submissions were required to have been created for a college studio course…

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Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls 150 150 Villa Maria College

Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls

In just a few months, the middle block in the three-block strip between Niagara Falls and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will look a little different. Spectra Venue Management and Empire State Development, who are jointly managing the development of Old Falls Street, were looking for an artist to erect a public sculpture in that spot.…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

2018 Honors Convocation Awardees

Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

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Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Selected at the Program’s Annual Student Exhibition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Selected at the Program’s Annual Student Exhibition

Villa’s Interior Design program hosted a reception in honor of its annual Student Exhibition, which opened on April 13. Special recognition was offered to three students, who were named this year’s Distinguished Students of the Year. The work of 15 students was assessed on professionalism, creativity and complexity, and three winners were selected by a…

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Interior Design Program of Villa Maria College Granted Accreditation for the Next 6 Years 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Program of Villa Maria College Granted Accreditation for the Next 6 Years

The Council on Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has granted Villa Maria College’s Interior Design’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program accreditation for a period of six years. Accreditation is granted based on the program’s demonstrated achievement of 16 accreditation standards, which are evaluated within the context and overarching purpose and intent of the program. In order…

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Melanie Daniels Wins IIDA Mock Interview Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Melanie Daniels Wins IIDA Mock Interview Competition

Melanie Daniels, a senior studying interior design at Villa, was named the winner of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Mock Interview Competition that took place on March 8 at Millington Lockwood. The mock interviews focus on how well students know themselves and their past experiences, how well they know the interior design industry, and how…

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Senior Melanie Daniels Wins ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Chapter 2017 Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Senior Melanie Daniels Wins ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Chapter 2017 Student Design Competition

During her junior year, Melanie Daniels designed Atelier Brewery, a fictitious restaurant located in Buffalo, New York. Proud of her work, Melanie decided to submit her design to the American Society of Interior Designers: New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter‘s 2017 Student Design Competition. This week she received notice from Janice Medina, the contest’s chairperson, that her…

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Students Embark on Italy Trip 150 150 Villa Maria College

Students Embark on Italy Trip

On May 25, a handful of Villa students began a two-week study abroad program in Italy. Under the direction of Interior Design Professor Sandra Reicis, students will visit San Marco and Doge’s Palace in Venice. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Colosseum and Borghese Gallery in Rome, the Vatican Museums, and Naples in Pompeii. The three…

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2017 Honors Convocation a Success 150 150 Villa Maria College

2017 Honors Convocation a Success

Each year, students, families, faculty and staff gather in our recital hall to celebrate the academic achievements of our students throughout the school year. This year’s event took place yesterday, April 27, 2017.  Twenty-three students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and as a Who’s Who, and 21 students were inducted into…

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Assistant Professor Jesse Walp and Instructor Bethany Krull to Host Joint Sculpture Exhibition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Assistant Professor Jesse Walp and Instructor Bethany Krull to Host Joint Sculpture Exhibition

Jesse Walp, assistant professor of interior design, and his wife, Bethany Krull, a part-time art instructor, will be exhibiting their sculptures in a joint show at Indigo Art, located at 47 Allen St., Buffalo, NY 14207. The show opening takes place on Friday, April 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Walp and Krull are…

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